Yorkshire battles floods after Ouse spills over its banks

The River Ouse in central York, which has flooded several times in the past few weeks, is currently more than 13ft (4m) above its average summer level after spilling over its banks again.

Flooding in York city centre.
Pumps have been used to help stop water from flooding homes in York city centre. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Pumps were being used to clear water from pubs, restaurants, homes and hotels along its banks today.

Flood pumps
The pumps were brought in after the River Ouse spilled over its banks. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Many of the businesses hit were in the process of being renovated, having been shut since November's deluge.

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The Ship Inn Pub in Acaster Malbis, near York, has been cut off in the flooding. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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